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From WASP-76b's iron rain, Titan's methane lakes to Jupiter's lightning storm: Four cases of alien weather
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From WASP-76b's iron rain, Titan's methane lakes to Jupiter's lightning storm: Four cases of alien weather

In this search for life, astronomers have found a huge variety of potential worlds out there.

NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test
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NASA's James Webb telescope unfolds its giant mirror, passes final pre-launch test

Scientists from 44 countries will use the telescope to look at alien worlds and penetrate supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.

Young star, orbiting exoplanets discovered in a 'river of stars' using TESS, Spitzer data
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Young star, orbiting exoplanets discovered in a 'river of stars' using TESS, Spitzer data

The system also has a pair of companion stars that orbit far beyond the planets.

First possible radio signal emanating from an exoplanet about 51 light-years away, detected
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First possible radio signal emanating from an exoplanet about 51 light-years away, detected

If confirmed through follow-up observations this radio detection opens up a new window on exoplanets and provides a novel way to examine alien worlds that are tens of light-years away.

Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star
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Glimpse of our system once the Sun is dead? First Jupiter-sized exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf star

Past research has indicated that some white dwarf stars can retain some of the more distant remnants of their planetary systems.

Family time:  ESO's Very Large Telescope captures image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a small sun
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Family time: ESO's Very Large Telescope captures image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a small sun

The star, located in the Fly constellation, is barely 17 million years old and by contrast, our sun is 4.5 billion years old.

Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground
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Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground

WASP 148 was host to two planets WASP 148b that orbits around its in nine days and WASP 148c which takes four times longer.

Signs of sulfur can indicate that extraterrestrial life exists in exoplanets
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Signs of sulfur can indicate that extraterrestrial life exists in exoplanets

The lab simulations reveal that sulfur can significantly impact observations of far-flung planets beyond the solar system.

Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years
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Super Earth orbits neighboring star Proxima Century every five and half years

The planet has a mass higher than Earth, though much lower when compared to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune.

Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars
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Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars

The potentially-habitable planets are fairly close to their suns, making them prime targets for next-gen telescopes.

NASA's new space telescope, James Webb, can be used to identify planets with oxygen
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NASA's new space telescope, James Webb, can be used to identify planets with oxygen

Scientists cannot go, visit other planets to find signs of life and can use this telescope to do so.

NASA's HabEx telescope proposed to seek out Earth-like exoplanets in our galaxy
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NASA's HabEx telescope proposed to seek out Earth-like exoplanets in our galaxy

The telescope, if approved, will have a mission life of 5 years and four instruments that will help in its mission.

Super-puffs: New class of exoplanets seen by Hubble have the density of cotton candy
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Super-puffs: New class of exoplanets seen by Hubble have the density of cotton candy

This new class of exoplanets has the lowest density of any planets discovered outside of our solar system.

Recently-discovered star and its Jupiter-like exoplanets named after Indian scientists
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Recently-discovered star and its Jupiter-like exoplanets named after Indian scientists

IAU settled on 'Bibha' and 'Santamasa' at the end of the global 'NameExoWorlds' contest organised during its centenary celebrations.

ESA's Cheops mission to find habitable exoplanets halted due to error in Soyuz rocket
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ESA's Cheops mission to find habitable exoplanets halted due to error in Soyuz rocket

CHEOPS will focus on 100 extrasolar planets to see if there’s an Earth-like planet capable of sustaining life

ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch
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ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch

Cheops, to be launched on Soyuz-Fregat rocket, is a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.

NASA joins SETI in the search for alien life on habitable exoplanets in the universe
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NASA joins SETI in the search for alien life on habitable exoplanets in the universe

TESS teamed up with Breakthrough Listen, an extraterrestrial intelligence search founded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.

Life on exoplanets and the danger of single studies: What K2-18b taught us about science writing
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Life on exoplanets and the danger of single studies: What K2-18b taught us about science writing

Covering new research advances is valuable, even when the underlying science is unsettled. But there are also risks.

There might be more than one habitable Earth-like planet in this universe: Research
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There might be more than one habitable Earth-like planet in this universe: Research

Scientists came to this conclusion by studying the elements from rocky planets and fragments of asteroids.